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SEPTEMBER 1999

SITE UPDATED - 12 SEPTEMBER 1999
Sorry for the long delay in updating the Commodore Zone site, the re-design and maintenance we planned for the site has taken much longer than we originally thought and due to other internet projects we were unable to update the site until now. Thanks for all your supportive email, and please continue to email any games that you would like to see available on CZ.

Due to the continuing popularity and success of the Commodore Zone we have in recent months exceeded our bandwidth and resources on the main CZ server. We were considering removing some emulators and games to reduce bandwidth but after consulting a number of visitors we realised the unpopularity of such a move!. So we have invested more money in the site and purchased more server space and bandwidth. This server will basically run the Amiga side of things including the huge bandwidth requirements of the Amiga and 64 emulators!!.

The site has been completely re-designed. An additional small frame has been added to the top of the site. This is for an A-Z navigator bar for specific pages and additional hyperlinks to areas of the site that are not available from the main menu. The site has been completely re-organised, all tape and disk games have been placed on A-Z pages and is now very easy to navigate. A lot of games have been taken directly from the Archive so the Archive page is now much reduced in size.

The A.P.B page has been changed and is now more friendly to use, using an A-Z navigator bar.

In response to the huge number of complaints regarding the lack of updates to the A.P.B. page. We have now decided to deal with this problem once and for all! You can now submit a request for a game that you can't find on the internet and wish to be added to the A.P.B. page directly to Commodore Zone. All submitted games are stored in a database file on the CZ server and will be downloaded once a month and processed through specially written software which will import the requested games and update the A.P.B. page automatically. All we will have to do then is simply upload the updated page to the server.

The CZ search engine has been removed. It was using too many resources on the main server, also it will not be required anyway, as all games on CZ will be added to the C64 Games Database in the next few months.

The Survey page has been removed. The survey results have been read and your suggestions have been taken onboard. There will be no JAVA or midi music on the site! A huge number of you objected to any future use of JAVA (this includes java script) or midi music through out the site. A small number of you objected to frames being used on the site, but we feel really strongly about this one, we believe frames are necessary for sites like CZ and without them the speed and ease of use in navigating the site would be severely compromised.

New graphic logos for some pages have been designed.

There is now larger, clearer, menu buttons for navigating the site. The number of buttons has also been reduced, as some buttons were no longer required.

The Archive page has been updated and is much reduced in size.

A new version of the Vice 64 emulator has been released.
A new version of the CCS 64 2.0 (windows) emulator has been released.

The Classic Adventure Solutions Archive
by Jacob Gunness has also been updated.

Thanks for being patient and for all your emails over the last few months. Hopefully CZ will be updated once a month in the future, but we can't make any promises...

 

AUGUST 1999

Major site update and maintenance in progress.

Amiga page updated and new WinUAE emulator released.

 

JULY 1999

Major site update and maintenance in progress.

 

JUNE 1999

Major site update and maintenance in progress.

 

MAY 1999

SITE UPDATED - 22 MAY 1999

Commodore receives an award from the Links2Go search engine for the fourth most popular Commodore keyword search!
More games have been uploaded to the Archive page.
The Classic Adventure Solutions Archive by Jacob Gunness has been updated.

NEW version of the WinUAE Amiga Emulator released!
NEW versions of the Vice 64 emulator has been released!

SITE UPDATED - 1 MAY 1999
34 games have been uploaded to the Archive page.
The Classic Adventure Solutions Archive by Jacob Gunness has been updated.
The Dorothy Millard Collection (19 games) has been added to the Adventure page.
The voting form has been removed from the Disk, Tape, Adventure and Tap pages.
There will no longer be a game of the month for the Disk, Tape, Adventure, Collection or Tap pages. It will be replaced by the top downloaded game ever for the Disk, Tape, Adventure, Collection and Tap pages.

 

APRIL 1999

SITE UPDATED - 27 APRIL 1999
COMMODORE ZONE has been awarded a totally awesome 80's site of the day award!

SITE UPDATED - 20 APRIL 1999
NEW version of the WinUAE Amiga Emulator released!

SITE UPDATED - 17 APRIL 1999
More games have been uploaded to the Archive and R.P.G pages.
NEW version of the WinUAE Amiga Emulator released!
The Classic Adventure Solutions Archive by Jacob Gunness has been updated.
C64 Games Database URL's: http://www.c64database.com and http://surf.to/c64games

SITE UPDATED - 12 APRIL 1999
COMMODORE ZONE has been awarded a 1999 Classic Gaming & Computing Eye Site Award! for "the continued recognition and support of the classic gamer". This award is not only for CZ but also for the huge amount of visitors that have made CZ what it is, thanks for all your suggestions and help over the years.

SITE UPDATED - 10 APRIL 1999
The biggest project that Commodore Zone has ever undertaken has finally been completed. The C64 Games Database, the only online database resource for 64 games you will ever need! Over 22000 entries!! Easy to use, using a fast and efficient search engine. It should be online in the next 24 hours at http://www.c64database.com. If you have any comments about the new C64 Games Database then please email: webmaster@c64database.com, if you would like your games site catalogued for inclusion in the database then please email: catalog@c64database.com

The MagiC64 Emulator for the Amiga has been added to the Emulator page.

SITE UPDATED - 2 APRIL 1999
The Classic Adventure Solutions Archive by Jacob Gunness is now mirrored on Commodore Zone!
NEW version of the WinUAE Amiga Emulator released!
NEW Search facility - faster, more efficient and accurate.
Added PC64 for Windows to Emulator page.

 

MARCH 1999

SITE UPDATED - 20 MARCH 1999
Tape, Disk, Collection, Adventure, TAP and Demo of the Month have changed!
More games have been uploaded to the Archive and R.P.G pages.
The Complete Infocom Collection now includes Gold Editions! Compiled by Dimitris Kiminas for Commodore Zone.
NEW Demo Zone! Compiled by Commodore Forever for Commodore Zone.
Domain name commodorezone.com now transferred to new server, all email addresses now operational.
NEW 64 Utilities section on the Emulator page - links to useful and important 64/Emulator utilities.
NEW Commodore Zone FAQ page for the CCS 64 Emulator.

FEBRUARY 1999

*** IMPORTANT *** - 14 FEBRUARY 1999
Will all visitors/webmasters please update their links/bookmarks for Commodore Zone to: http://surf.to/commodore or http://surf.to/commodorezone
this will ensure that if there is any future move of Commodore Zone to a new server, we will be able to redirect you to the new server within a matter of days rather than relying on the main domain name which could take weeks or months to transfer.

TO ALL VISITORS OF COMMODORE ZONE (FROM THE CZ WEBMASTER) - 12 FEBRUARY 1999

Commodore Zone has been experiencing a number of problems in recent months, which has resulted in a lack of updates to the site.
These problems have been caused by a variety of reasons - lack of time to update the site, problems in transferring the site to its new server, emails from companies requesting games to be removed etc. The good news is that WERE BACK! Hopefully we will be able to update the site on a regular basis, we will try our best.

Please do not use any of the Commodore Zone email addresses as none of them will work. We are still trying to get the domain name transferred and until then, none of the email addresses will function.

Thanks for your support of CZ.

CZ webmaster

NEW version of the CCS 64 2.0 Beta Emulator and the VICE Emulator has been uploaded!

NOVEMBER 1998

NEW version of the CCS 64 2.0 Beta Emulator has been released! - 24 DECEMBER 1998

NEW version of the CCS 64 2.0 Beta Emulator has been released! - 14 DECEMBER 1998

Commodore Zone has been asked by Crystal Software to remove the following games from the CZ site, due to copyright infringement:

Adrian Mole, Army Moves, Bismarck, Danger Mouse in Double Trouble, Dandy, Mega Apocalypse, Oink, Run for Gold, Smashed, Sooty and Sweep, Strike Force Cobra, Theatre Europe, Thomas the Tank Engine, Star Paws, Zoids, Flip and Flop, Frak, Boulder Dash Collection, Spy v's Spy Collection.

More could follow...

If you see any of these games available on any other internet site then please inform the webmaster of the site that the games must be removed.
If you would like to obtain any of the games above then please contact Crystal Software for more information.

The Complete Infocom Collection now ONLINE! Compiled by Dimitris Kiminas for Commodore Zone. - 11 DECEMBER 1998

More games have been uploaded to the Archive and R.P.G pages - 5 DECEMBER 1998

The Commodore Zone Discussion Board has been replaced with a new faster and more reliable board.
It will operate in the same way as the Request Board, so will be easier to use - 22 NOVEMBER 1998

*** COMMODORE ZONE ANNOUNCEMENT  - 14 NOVEMBER 1998 ***

CZ has now been updated for Christmas, sorry for the lack of updates recently.
The new server is now in place but we are awaiting transfer of the domain name.
This new server has 3 times the capacity of the current server and we are hoping to implement many new features to CZ in the near future.

Tape, Disk, Collection, Adventure, TAP and Demo of the Month have changed!
More games have been uploaded to the Archive and R.P.G pages
NEW version of the WinUAE Amiga Emulator has been released!
NEW version of CB64 Emulator has been released
NEW version of WIN64 Emulator has been released

Thanks to all who have contributed to CZ. Your support is much appreciated.

OCTOBER 1998

More games have been uploaded to the Archive and R.P.G pages - 10 OCTOBER 1998
NEW version of CB64 Emulator has been released - 10 OCTOBER 1998

NEW version of the Fellow Amiga Emulator has been released! - 3 OCTOBER 1998
More games have been uploaded to the Archive and R.P.G pages - 3 OCTOBER 1998

Main page has been updated, now contains links to top 64 information sites - 2 OCTOBER 1998
NEW version of CB64 Emulator has been released - 2 OCTOBER 1998

Commodore Zone UK has now been closed down for maintenance reasons - 1 OCTOBER 1998
Tape, Disk, Collection, Adventure, TAP and Demo of the Month have changed! - 1 OCTOBER 1998
NEW domain name registered - surf.to/commodore - 1 OCTOBER 1998

 

SEPTEMBER 1998

NEW version of the Vice Emulator and CB64 Emulator has been released - 19 SEPTEMBER 1998
Added a blank D64 for download from the RPG and Archive pages to save games - 19 SEPTEMBER 1998
5 NEW TAP GAMES have been added to the TAP Zone! - 19 SEPTEMBER 1998

More games have been uploaded to the Archive and R.P.G pages - 18 SEPTEMBER 1998

NEW version of the CCS 64 2.0 Beta Emulator has been released! - 15 SEPTEMBER 1998

Tape, Disk, Collection, Demo and Adventure of the Month have changed! - 1 SEPTEMBER 1998
Daley Thompson's Decathlon has finally been converted to TAP format! - 1 SEPTEMBER 1998
TAP page has been re-designed to improve download time - 1 SEPTEMBER 1998

 

AUGUST 1998

More games have been uploaded to the Archive, R.P.G and TAP pages - 28 AUGUST 1998
NEW version of the WinUAE Amiga Emulator has been released! - 28 AUGUST 1998

15 NEW TAP GAMES have been added to the TAP Zone! - 22 AUGUST 1998
NEW version of the CCS 64 2.0 Beta Emulator has been released! - 22 AUGUST 1998
NEW version of the WinUAE Amiga Emulator has been released! - 22 AUGUST 1998

More requested games have been found and uploaded to the Archive and R.P.G - 21 AUGUST 1998

More requested games have been found and uploaded to the Archive and R.P.G - 14 AUGUST 1998

New 64 Emulator available - The Comeback 64 Emulator - 9 AUGUST 1998
New version of WinUAE released! - 9 AUGUST 1998
Updated FAQ information page - 9 AUGUST 1998

More requested games have been found and uploaded to the Archive -  7 AUGUST 1998

MORE NEW FEATURES HAVE BEEN ADDED TO COMMODORE ZONE! - 2 AUGUST 1998

* TAP ZONE - Ever wanted to load a 64 tape game like you did on a real 64! Now you can, using the CCS 64 emulator! Remember the amazing Hyper Sports loading music...
*R.P.G Page - A new page listing R.P.G's for the 64, some are available for download. If you have a R.P.G game that isn't available for download then please email it to: rpg@commodorezone.com. Thanks to Bionic Grasshopper for compiling the list and for the suggestion of an R.P.G page.

Tape, Disk, Collection, Demo and Adventure of the Month have changed! - 1 AUGUST 1998

 

JULY 1998

More requested games have been found and uploaded to the Archive - 31 JULY 1998

IMPORTANT NEW FEATURES HAVE BEEN ADDED TO COMMODORE ZONE! - 25TH JULY 1998

The following changes are in response to the survey forms that have been submitted by visitors to the site:

* Site Guide to help new visitors find their way around CZ.
* Downloadable FTP for all Archive games!! Read the Site Guide for more information!
* Discussion Board - have something to say about the 64 or CZ? then why not start a discussion!
* Email Update - want to be emailed when changes are made to CZ, then submit your email address!
* Some design changes have been made, including new buttons for navigating the site.
* Link your site to CZ, forget the text hyperlink use the CZ logo or CZ banner - see Site Guide for more information!
* Contacting CZ, some new email addresses have been setup - see Site Guide for more information.
* Contributing to CZ - see Site Guide for more information.

More requested games have been found and uploaded to the Archive.

NEW VERSION OF CCS 64 RELEASED! 23 JULY 1998

IMPORTANT - Commodore Zone has been undergoing some major maintenance work over the last 24 hours. If you have experienced an Error 404 or can't access pages on the CZ site, then we apologise for this - the maintenance work has now been completed. If you continue to experience any problems accessing any part of the CZ site then please email the webmaster@commodorezone.com. - 20th July 1998.

More requested games have been found and uploaded to the Archive - 16th July 1998

More requested games have been found and uploaded to the Archive - 10th July 1998

More requested games have been found and uploaded to the Archive - 4th July 1998


Tape, Disk, Collection, Demo and Adventure of the Month have changed! - 1 July 1998

 

JUNE 1998

More requested games have been found and uploaded to the Archive - 27 June 1998

NEW HELP ZONE! A new help page has been added to CZ. It contains documentation for some games and adventure solutions!

More requested games have been found and uploaded to the Archive - 19 June 1998

If you have been experiencing a "404 error" when accessing some pages on the USA site, this is due to some site maintenance, that unfortunately caused some pages to be unavailable for about 15 minutes - 13 June 1998

USA main page has been updated - Hover buttons have replaced the old image buttons - 13 June 1998

More requested games have been found and uploaded to the Archive - 12 June 1998

The Survey results have indicated that you would like a search facility to check the Commodore Zone site for your favourite 64 game. We have now incorporated a comprehensive search facility into CZ. Check it out now!

More requested games have been found and uploaded to the Archive - 5 June 1998


Tape, Disk, Collection, Demo and Adventure of the Month have changed ! - 1 June 1998

 

MAY 1998

More requested games have been found and uploaded to the Archive - 29 May 1998

NEW VERSION OF WINUAE AND PICASSO RELEASED! - 24 May 1998
Download now from the Amiga page.

ANOTHER NEW VERSION OF WINUAE RELEASED! - 15 May 1998
Download now from the Amiga page.

VICE 0.14.2 Emulator released and added to Emulator page! - 9 May 1998

NEW VERSION OF WINUAE & PICASSO RELEASED - 9 May 1998!
Hard disk files will now work!
Picasso 96 1.38 also available.
Download now from the Amiga page.

Commodore Zone is now fully compliant with the Opera, Netscape Navigator and Internet Explorer browsers - 4 May 1998

New Commodore Zone logo for server page and main page - 4 May 1998

Tape, Disk, Collection and Adventure of the Month have changed - 1 May 1998

More DESIGN CHANGES have been made to Commodore Zone - 1 May 1998

Existing USA server upgraded to 100 megabyte.
NEW - additional USA server 90 megabyte and very fast! - 1 May 1998

New Domain Name registered: WWW.WINUAE.COM will redirect you to Commodore Zone's Amiga Page -1 May 1998

 

APRIL 1998

More requested games have been found and uploaded to the Archive - 24 Apr 1998

*** NEW SITE DESIGN - 13 Apr 1998 ***
Only one frame for buttons is now used to navigate the site.
Archive page completely re-designed.
New compunet demo page.
All graphics have been heavily optimized, you should see a noticeable speed increase, throughout the site.
What do you think of the new design? Email any comments to: webmaster@commodorezone.com


*** NEW AMIGA PAGE - 5 Apr 1998 ***
Amiga Emulators - WinUAE / Picasso 96 / Fellow all downloadable directly from CZ.
The best links to the best Amiga pages!
Emulator Information/Help Pages.

Nine Princes in Amber Game will work with Vice 0.14.1! Download the game and the Vice emulator from the Archive - 5 Apr 1998

Added links to Emulator Page for: Brian King's WinUAE Home Page, VICE 64, Vic 20 and PET  Emulator Home Page - 4 Apr 1998

Tape, Disk, Collection and Adventure of the Month have changed - 1 April 1998

 

MARCH 1998


More requested games have been found and uploaded to the Archive - 28 Mar 1998

NEW! Your Review Page - Submit your own review of a 64 game on this site! - 7 Mar 1998

Tape, Disk, Collection and Adventure of the Month have changed - 1 Mar 1998

 

FEBRUARY 1998

More requested games have been found and uploaded - 28 Feb 1998

100 NEW TAPE GAMES ADDED!! 12 FEB 1998

Users using text browsers will be able to access a text only version of CZ - coming soon!

Amiga Zone  - Games removed - Due to copyright restrictions AZ will be concentrating on classic Amiga demos!

Tape, Disk, Collection and Adventure of the Month have changed - 1 Feb 1998

 

JANUARY 1998

More requested games have been found and uploaded

New version of Fellow Emulator 0.32a - now Amiga sound filter is emulated

Main page re-designed

New Survey 98 page added, fill out the short form and submit it!

New Archive section, all requested games found will now appear on the Archive page